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Majorelle’s Moroccan paintings at an auction in Marseille

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On Friday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m, Maison R&C will auction in Marseille seventeen paintings and other works of art from the descendants of Jacques Majorelle.

Famous for having depicted Morocco in many paintings, and this from his first stay in Marrakech in 1917, the painter built in the 1920s the villa Bou Saf-Saf, on the edge of the palm grove, where he settled permanently. With his wife Andrée, Jacques led a rich family life punctuated by expeditions to the Atlas Mountains and the bustling souks in the south of the country, where he developed a new vision of Orientalist painting. His wife also plays a key role in his production: she runs the Majorelle art workshops from which comes a set of embroidered leathers offered for sale (€ 1,000 / € 1,500).

Also on the program, paintings including Djebel Zerhoun, Moulay Idriss, from 1929 (100,000/120,000 €) or even Pileuses de mil in the palm grove of Marrakech painted in the year 1947 (60,000/80,000 €). Both perfectly illustrate the creation of Majorelle, between the representation of kasbahs and portraits of the country’s black beauties. Overall, seventeen paintings and other works of art from the descendants of Jacques Majorelle will be offered by Maison R&C.

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